Barnstorming F-100 Trades Hay Bales for Smokey Burnouts

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1969 Ford F-100

Former farm truck gets a major SEMA-ready makeover before with a Roush Performance-tuned V8 under the barn red hood.

We’re making our way through SEMA 2018 to bring you the best F-150 and related builds from the heart of Las Vegas, and there’s been tons of luck on our side thus far.

And speaking of luck, the Goodguys recently teamed up with Sacramento, California’s own Lucky 7 Speed Shop to deliver this ‘GRT-100’ to the big show in Sin City.

1969 Ford F-100

The ‘GRT-100’ (‘Goodguys Race Truck’) started life as a 1969 F-100, working hard on the farm for nearly five decades before Lucky 7 turned it into a slammed hot rod pickup.

Under the hood of this revived F-100 is a 5.0-liter Ford Performance Coyote SR V8 tuned by none other than Roush Performance. The result is a big dog putting out 425 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque to the rear BF Goodrich tires and 18-inch US Mags wheels, which are kept firmly planted to the ground by the built-in rear wing in the hard tonneau cover.1969 Ford F-100The F-100’s interior wasn’t left out of the extensive makeover, either. The old bench was set aside for a pair of comfy buckets, the tired HVAC was cast away for a new unit from Vintage Air, and the stock gauges were exchanged for a modern set from Dakota Digital. And of course, the whole body was covered in a fresh coat of red paint with matte black accents.

1969 Ford F-100

There’s no doubt about it: this barn red F-100 was born to be a showstopper. After working the earth for as long it has, it’s definitely earned its place among the glitz and glamor of SEMA.

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Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth About Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

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